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Old 01-03-2007, 01:27 PM   #1
hollis petri
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Default MMA Strength/endurance Training advice

out of shape guy submitting this. Amazingly I moved right next to a school that does subsequent nights of :submission grapping/BJJ/MMA conditioning/Kickboxing. If i had envisioned my perfect martial arts school, this would be close to it.

However, as I haven't been training I'm wondering about signing up and injuring myself. So....should I just sign up and phase in some strength and high intensity endurance work outs once I'm handling the mma load or spend a month getting my body in better shape first. If so any recommendations? Focus on SS by rippetoe for a month with mobility/flexibility training...Or maybe more explosive strength movements like power cleans/ jump shrugs, the less complex olympic precursor type movements?

Appreciate any input. Thanks

Related question: Want to buy a thai bag and the vinyl ones seem to be much cheaper. Can i get away with that or should I buy leather?

Thanks
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Old 01-04-2007, 01:28 AM   #2
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Sign up. 1i f it is a good school it should scale things for you. 2 If you wait till your fit enough you will never start. 3 without training MMA you will never be fit for MMA anyway. 4 fighting is fun.

As for what you should do extra I would say sign up, wait a couple of week and see how you cope with the demands of training. From there decide how much extra training you want to do. As for the specifics I will let others comment.

Vinyl is fine if it is just going to be you and perhaps a couple of others using it. A bag is a great tool, you can hang it and hit it, ground and pound it, practise transitions on the ground with it, tie a rope round it and practise transitions to arm locks, put it in your guard and move it around, throw it, supplex it, clinch etc etc. You are only limited by your imagination. My most used bit of training kit I have at home is my bag, and I don't even have anywhere to hang it.
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Old 01-04-2007, 02:02 PM   #3
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Like Josh said, sign up. Just don't make any long term commitments.


Do it now. If they have a good program, they will ramp you up slowly. Your job is to make sure you pace yourself and don't let your ego get the best of you (yet).


If they run you into the ground and beat you up for the first few weeks. . . it might not be the best place to train. Without committing, you should be able to walk away at any time.
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Greeat to see you!

I can't add anything to what Josh and Jeremy said. If the school is good and wants to be successful it must offer scalable curriculum. Otherwise its a bunch of meat heads slugging the crap out of each other and using newbies as "Fresh Meat". Get going and let us know how things are.
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